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161 Marcus Aurelius Denarius Roman Empire Providentia NGC Ch XF (20071401C)

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  • Emperor Marcus Aurelius Roman Empire silver denarius coin, 161 CE, 3.37g, RIC 22, RSC 507.
  • Dated denarius minted from March to Dec 9, 161.
  • Important first year of issue for Marcus as Emperor (TR P XV COS III).
  • Superb bare head portrait style of the newly crowned emperor and detailed figure of Providentia. 
  • Certified by NGC to Ch XF, well struck with nice surfaces and centered flan.
  • Obverse: IMP M AVREL ANTONINVS AVG, mature bare head right with full beard.  
  • Reverse: PROV DEOR TR P XV COS III, Providentia standing left holding globe and cornucopia.
  • Providentia is a divine personification of the ability to foresee and make provision. She was among the embodiments of virtues that were part of the Imperial cult of ancient Rome. Providentia thus figures in art, cult, and literature.